Writing Pedagogy Consultations

The Writing Institute welcomes faculty teaching (or planning to teach) writing-intensive courses to meet for a one-on-one consultation (over Zoom) with a member of our team.

  • Workshopping drafted materials such as workshop plans or writing assignment prompts
  • Scaffolding writing projects from low-stakes early writings through polished revisions and final introductions/reflections
  • Rethinking previously taught activities/assignments for improved outcomes (e.g. peer review, writing workshops, writing groups, etc.)
  • Strategies for inviting students’ experiences and expertise into their writing projects
  • A topic of your choosing related to how you teach writing in your course(s)
  • Brainstorming for a new (or new to you) writing intensive course plan (please note that faculty seeking more robust support might consider signing up for the Writing in the Disciplines Faculty Seminar, but a first session through a pedagogy consultation can help you get started with your idea)

These conversations will work best if you have one element you want to discuss (e.g. an assignment sequence, activity, etc.) or a specific question (e.g. "how do I improve peer review?") to focus the session. Multiple sessions may be necessary if you would like to discuss multiple topics.

To see our available hours and book a session over Zoom, visit our Calender. Sessions are typically offered in the second half of each term in the regular academic year, as well as over the summer, but you can also schedule by appointment. 

Questions? Comments? Contact Moriah Kirdy at moriah.kirdy@pitt.edu or Jennifer Keating at jennifer.keating@pitt.edu.